A Cultural Biography

Book - 1999
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This major work places Mozart's life and music in the context of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of eighteenth-century Europe. Even as he delves into philosophic and aesthetic questions, Robert Gutman keeps in sight, clearly and firmly, the composer and his works. He discusses the major genres in which Mozart worked-chamber music; liturgical, theater, and keyboard compositions; concerto; symphony; opera; and oratorio. All of these riches unfold within the framework of thecomposer's brief but remarkable life. With Gutman's informed and sensitive handling, Mozart emerges in a light more luminous than in previous renderings. The composer was an affectionate and generous man to family and friends, self-deprecating, witty, winsome, but also an austere moralist, incisive and purposeful. Mozart is both an extraordinary portrait of a man in his time and a brilliant distillation of musical thought.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Company, c1999
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780151004829
Branch Call Number: 780.92/MOZ -G 4565nf 1


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Aka_Aka_Aka Feb 03, 2017

Mozart's biography.

Jan 24, 2013

This is a 839-page biography published in 1999.
In this voluminous book, Mozart emerges in a light more luminous than previous renderings.
It includes selected bibliography, source notes, general index as well as index by Köchel Listing.

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